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Horizon League Player of the year Sunjic looks to lead Norse to Horizon League tournament

Horizon League Player of the year Sunjic looks to lead Norse to Horizon League tournament

Michael Canizales, Reporter

February 21, 2018


Filed under Tennis

The NKU women’s tennis team opened the new season with a 4-0 loss to the Kentucky Wildcats, who are ranked no. 21. Despite the stumble, excitement around the team may have never been higher leading into the Spring. Brian Nester, the head coach, attributed this excitement both the returning pla...

Men’s tennis looking to work through freshman growing pains

Men’s tennis looking to work through freshman growing pains

Michael Canizales, Reporter

February 21, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Tennis

The Northern Kentucky men’s tennis team will look to rebuild during the 2018 season under the guidance of sixth-year head coach Brian Nester. The black and gold roster will feature three returners and four newcomers, including four freshmen. “I’m actually very optimistic about the future of...

Softball looks to improve offensively in 2018 season

Softball looks to improve offensively in 2018 season

Kevin Carey, Assistant Sports Editor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

Moving two spots up in the Horizon League preseason polls to seventh, the Norse are looking to improve their 14-38 record in 2017. They enter their third season in the Horizon League with a mindset to push for the postseason. Head coach Kathryn Gleason enters her fourth season at the helm followed by...

Ross looks to guide Norse to Horizon League success in 2018

Ross looks to guide Norse to Horizon League success in 2018

Hunter Dunn, Contributor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Game Coverage, Sports

With spring just around the corner, the Northern Kentucky Baseball team is gearing up for another year of play..  After finishing third last season in the Horizon league, the team looks to overtake that second or first seed and  possibly reach the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school histor...

Spring Sports Preview

Spring Sports Preview

Northerner Sports Staff

February 21, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Game Coverage, Multimedia, Packages, Softball, Sports, Tennis

The unseasonably warm temperatures the past week and a half have welcomed with open arms the start of the spring sports season here at Northern Kentucky University. Baseball and softball opened their respective seasons last weekend while tennis has played several indoor matches so far. While the re...

iHeartRadio to be home for NKU men’s basketball games through 2022-23

iHeartRadio to be home for NKU men’s basketball games through 2022-23

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Northern Kentucky University and iHeart Media reached an agreement to keep NKU's men's basketball games on iHeart stations in the Greater Cincinnati area through the 2022-23 season. NKU men's basketball games will continue to air on ESPN1530, FOXSports1360, 55 KRC on AM radio and the The Project (100.7...

Norse earn victory over Youngstown State on senior night

Norse earn victory over Youngstown State on senior night

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

There were plenty of emotions in BB&T Arena Monday night, as NKU honored their three seniors Lavone Holland II, Jordan Garnett and Nick Ayers. The crowd was loud as each player received their framed jersey and shook hands with head coach John Brannen. For Holland though, he wishes those emoti...

Wright State ends NKU’s win streak

Wright State ends NKU’s win streak

Michael Canizales, Reporter

February 18, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

The Northern Kentucky women’s basketball team snapped their three game winning streak by falling to Wright State University 73-60 on the road Saturday afternoon. The Norse fall to 8-18 and 6-9 in conference play while the Raiders improve to 19-8 and 10-5 in Horizon League play. Taryn Taugher wen...

Norse can’t complete comeback; fall to Wright State for second time

Norse can’t complete comeback; fall to Wright State for second time

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 17, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

It felt like a playoff game Friday night in the Wright State Nutter Center. While the Raider fans made up most of the 7,000 people in the arena, section 207 was distinctly Norse fans. "The environment was impeccable," junior forward Drew McDonald said. "I can't even describe it... This is dev...

#NorseNotebook Why Friday’s game is more than just for first place

#NorseNotebook Why Friday’s game is more than just for first place

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 13, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

While the NKU men’s basketball team came up with two victories during homecoming week, those wins did not come easy. The Norse fell into Milwaukee’s hands Thursday night, playing half court basketball much of the game and escaping with a 54-52 victory after an excellent defensive stand by sophomore T...

NKU extend win streak to three with win over Detroit Mercy

NKU extend win streak to three with win over Detroit Mercy

Michael Canizales, Reporter

February 11, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

Freshman forward Jazmyne Geist scored a career-high 14 points to lead the Northern Kentucky University women’s basketball team to a 64-60 victory over Detroit Mercy on Saturday afternoon in BB&T arena. After a previous three game losing streak, the Norse have now won three in a row, improving to ...

Gallery: Norse sweep homecoming week with victory over Green Bay

Gallery: Norse sweep homecoming week with victory over Green Bay

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 10, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The NKU men's basketball team defeated Green Bay 86-80 in front of a sold out lower bowl in BB&T Arena. The Norse improve to 19-7 and are 12-2 in Horizon League play. Green Bay has now lost three straight and are 10-18 and 5-10 in conference play. "We haven't played our best basketball in f...

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